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Orono Middle School eighth-grader Sam Ertmer won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee January 16. The school bee, at which students answer questions on geography, was the first round in the 31st annual National Geographic Bee. Eighth-graders Joey Mariani and Charlie Kraus placed second and third respectively in the school competition. Rounding out… Continue Reading Ertmer wins OMS Geo Bee championship

Bob Tunheim was unanimously re-elected by his Orono School Board colleagues as chair for the 2019 calendar year. The vote, taken at the Jan. 14 meeting, was part of the board’s annual reorganization. Tunheim was first elected to the board in 2009, and succeeded John Malone as chair in 2016. He will continue to serve… Continue Reading School Board re-elects Tunheim as its chair

Six teachers who received tenure from Orono Schools during the 2018-19 school year were recognized by the School Board in a November 12 ceremony. In the front row, from left: Cami Baumann, Orono Schumann Elementary kindergarten Lindsey Kesanen, Schumann first grade In the back row, from left: Paul Ivers, Orono High School Spanish Briana Althoff, Schumann… Continue Reading Six district teachers receive tenure in 2019-20

Orono Schools has been recognized with a Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International. The designation recognizes districts that have met high standards for financial reporting and accountability through the publication of a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Just 29 of Minnesota’s 327 school districts have earned this prestigious… Continue Reading District earns major financial reporting award

With the 2018-19 school year well underway, daily routines have become familiar again. In Orono Schools, one area that will never become routine or taken for granted is the safety of our students and staff. We want to take this opportunity to brief you on what’s happening in our schools and on our campus to… Continue Reading Keeping our students and staff safe this year